Manipur Guv extends support to PM’s stand on triple talaq

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Imphal/Guwahati, December 29: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Friday said that she was very happy that the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.

 

The Governor added by saying that the sufferings of Muslim women across the country would come to an end if the bill became an Act.

 

She appealed to the members of the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill unanimously as she supports Prime Minister Modi’s appeal for a consensus to pass the bill.

 

According to sources, Heptulla said “It is a positive stand and triple talaq is a wrong practice and most Muslim countries have discarded it”

 

The Governor also added, “The prime minister has taken a major historic step and Muslim women will be very happy as it is not about religion but a wrong practice, which is anti-Islamic, and that Islam cannot have discrimination between man and woman.”

 

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday had urged for a consensus to pass the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill to make triple talaq into a punishable offence.

 

The Supreme Court in August had pronounced a historic judgement and said that triple talaq is unconstitutional and violates fundamental rights of Muslim women.